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Looking For Advice From A Lawyer?
Hi, Thanks For Taking Your Time To Look At My Question. I Am Looking For Advice Pertaining To Law School. My Question Is This: If You Don'T End Up At A Top 20 Law School, What Are Your Chances At Being Highly Successful? I Know There Isn'T A Real Defined Answer, But What Is Your General Opinion?
The problem isn't the "tier". The problem is the ECONOMY.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.
We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. AND the legal profession is dramatically changing; it is in absolute CRISIS!!! Job searching in this vocational field has changed >>DRAMATICALLY<< in the last five years. And, every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are STILL in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<< Even in a Recovery, there are some jobs that just won't return - the field of Law won't make a comeback. Too many things have changed.
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast! This no longer is a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many, many reasons: We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet and legal books. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software and law books in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we just have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do/used to do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law: *myth: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves mountains of routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track EVERY activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), *myth: being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is FICTION - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), *myth: law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement/compromise), *myth: as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), *myth: guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+. Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your "true", ultimate goal!!<<<<<<<<<
There are no available jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (>>I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking (at an alarming rate), many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce in TODAY's job market!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we already have too many law schools. We are STILL in a Recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember>>> law schools are BUSINESSES - their TOP concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough>>>): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor!!***<<<<<
If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about future job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)
Are International Business Lawyers In Demand In America?
Would A Bachelors Degree Be Enough To Get Me In With A Good Position Making A Worthy Salary? A Masters Is My Goal But, Would It Be Worth It If It Was In International Business Law? :)
Right now even lawyers are struggling to find work with the recession and will depend on where in the United States you live. International business lawyers make over $100,000 but depends on working experience and for what company.
Divorce Laws In Dallas Texas?
I Got Married Last Year And My Husband Started Being Very Abusive Towards Me So I Had To Leave Him. At The Time I Hid In A Hotel For A Couple Of Weeks Until He Stopped Looking For Me And Returned To The Uk From Where He Is Originally. Well We Have Been Separated For A Year Now And I Don'T Even Know Where He Is Living At The Moment. And The Only Times Iv Heard From Him Is When He Sends Me Emails Insulting Me And Telling Me Im Out Of My Mind And Mentally Sick. For The Same Reason That All Iv Gotten From Him Is Hostility I No Longer Want To Continue Being Married To Him. I Currently Live In Dallas Texas But I Have No Idea How To File For Divorce. And The Fact That Hes Not From Here And I Don'T Know Where He Is Living At The Moment Confuses Me Even More. I Would Really Appreciate Any Guidance Or Help From You Guys. Please Its Been A Little Over A Year Now And I Still Have Anxiety Attacks Because I Fear One Day He Will Come Back.
i am also from dallas tx going through a divorce. my ex spouse is also european (from france). the jerk was abusive during our marriage, threatened to hurt me and threatened to take our son away from me, he also cheated on me, which i do not understand where his abuse personality came from because he came from a very loving and caring family.
been separated for over a year and the jerk is still trying to control me in emails and phone calls. he is hostile whenever he communicates with me. he has anger problems and says he felt justified for his behavior cuz its my fault. he also calls me mentally unstable cuz i suffer from depression so he feels that i can't take care of our son. well since my son been living with me for over a year now, he is thriving and doing well!
the jerk also is an illegal immigrant, he failed to do his immigration papers when we were married. well serves him right cuz he is a procrastinator.
anyways to answer your question, if you do not have any children with this man, your divorce will probably be easy.
many lawyers offer free consultation before you hire them so you can ask how to go about getting a divorce if you don't know where your ex lives.
Car Accident? Lawyer? Insurance.. Help?!?
I Was In A Car Accident Coming Out Of My Driveway (Went To Pick Up Medicine For My Sick Mother) And A Car On The Road
Hit Me From The Side. I Had Looked Both Ways Before Coming Out Of My
Driveway As I Always Do But The Car Came Out Of Nowhere So Fast(Speeding Obviously) And Hit Me. The Lady
Called The Police And The Policeman Said It Was My Fault Because She Had
The Right Of Way. The Car Is Insured And I Have A Drivers License But The
Car Is Insured Under My Mothers Name, Therefore The Insurance Is Not Going
To Cover Her Damages. She Only Had A Minor Fender Bender That Would Of Been Easily $400/$500 Job. I Told Her I Would Willingly Take The Car To A Body Shop That I Could Afford, If My Insurance Didn'T Cover It. She Said That Was Fine. 5 Months Later I Didn'T Hear Anything From Her Till Yesterday I Received A Letter In The Mail From Her Insurance Company Stating That I Owe Them 4,105 For The Damages That Were Done. I Refuse To Pay That Much Money When Their Was No Way In Hell The Damages Were That Much. Will I Need To Get A Lawyer? Can I Get My Insurance To Pay Even Though I Am Not On The Policy? Could My Drivers License Possibly Be Suspended? And Could This Make My Credit Go Bad? I Did Take Pictures Of The Damages That Day But I Didn'T Take A Picture Of The License Plate.
How do you know that Mom's insurance company is not going to cover this? Have you notified Mom's insurance company and filed a claim with them like you should have?
Unless you are a resident of your Mothers household and Mom failed to notify her insurance company that you live with her and have a drivers license, her insurance should pay. (Even if she failed to notify them, some states mandate that they must pay anyway). I know that My company would pay. (they may later cancel me for not notifying them but they WOULD pay) Except for the aforementioned, there is not such thing, there is no such requirement that you be "listed" on the insurance policy of every car you might ever drive. That would be an impossible task and is preposterous. The rule is: Anytime you drive an insured car, occasionally, with the owners permission and have a valid drivers license you will be covered by whatever insurance that has been placed on that car.
Do You Think The Child Support Guidelines Are Unfair To Fathers?
I think that it can be, but the system has been corupted. A few too many bad apples in the beginning have ruined it for the rest of the country. I'm in OH, my husband pays support to two different women for children that were way before my time. Since he has two different cases we deal with two different child support offices. One of them is GREAT! They treat us fairly, they do everything appropriately, answer all our questions, don't treat him like a ahole, keep on top of case files, update things regularly, you know do their job. The other office however will take 6 months to fix a mistake that the other office did in a week, take 4 months to update something that the other office did in a day, treat him like he's the worst person on earth, never answer his questions, we have to contact them to keep ontop of the case file otherwise they won't do it, & they are absolutely the meanest most hateful people on the planet. He gets along great with one of the ex's, but the other ex is one of those money grubby butt-heads who doesn't care if he ever gets to see his son, moves around the state on her own whim, deny's visitation & try's to get every penny from him that she can. I'm not saying that the child doesn't deserve money to be taken care of, but she's the kind who lives in 1k a month for rent apt, always drives the newest vehicles, marries a million dollar man then quit's her job to raise the support, then divorces him 4 months later & wonders why she has no money. It's women like that, that ruin what the support system is for. And I also think it's unfair to allow the custodial parent to not have to "prove" anything. When we've done modification reviews in the past we had to provide paper proof of "everything", birth certificates for other children, marriage licenses, tax statements, etc. When we forgot a proof, they wouldn't include it in the figures until we gave it to them. But when she fogot a proof they asked her for it, she never gave it, and she still got the deduction. But that was the messed up office as well, so it could have just been the caseworker. Sorry I'm rambling now, but in conclusion, it is & it isn't fair, I think it's more the caseworkers than the system.
Seeking Legal Advice To Appeal Child Support Modification,Help?
My Ex Husband Sought And Succeeded In Lowering Child Support, Since He Took A Minor Decrease In Pay. I Am A Mother Of 3 Children, Ages 7, 10 And 13. I Have The Credentials And Degree To Teach English In Secondary Schools. However, I Do Not Have My Certification. I Am Currently In Pursuit Of Obtaining Certification, Which Requires A Passing Score On Two Exams, Which Cost Over $100 Each. I Currently Work Part Time As A Para-Educator (Teacher'S Assistant), Earning $10 Hourly. Although I Have Sought Employment Elsewhere, I Haven'T Had Any Luck. In Addition, Being A Mother Is A Full Time Job. My Ex Husband (Currently, Reflecting His Decrease In Pay), Earns About $42,000 Annually.
When In Court, These Facts Were Discussed And I Feel The Judge Made An Unfair (And Biased) Call On Lowering The Child Support From $120 To $80 Per Child/Week. This Judge Questioned Why I Wasn'T Teaching,Etc. When I Have Had The Credentials For Over 10 Years. I Answered That I Never Pursued It Since I Started My Family And Got Married (To Him). I Have Been Busy Caring For The Children Over The Years And Am Currently In Pursuit Of Obtaining My Certification As I Am Taking The Prerequisite Exam In July. The Judge Unfairly Based My Salary As That Of An Entry Level Secondary Teacher, $3,660 Monthly.
As A Result, The Support Went Down And I Will Continue To Struggle Financially. I Want To Appeal This. Any Suggestions From Legal Counsel? I Appreciate Your Help, Thank You.
Honey, see what you can find out from some legal aid facility to ask them to steer you in the rite direction. I understand your plight, I KNOW for a FACT you are an honest person. I also know ALL the grief you've been put thru over the past many months form this poor excuse of a person. I DO understand & hope you can get help somewhere. I don't know IF Family Court would be able to help you with this situation, but it sure would be worth a try as a Judge does preside over that court. I'm with you 100%...Bless you & I know you, you're a go getter & will do what is the RIGHT thing to do as you are an HONEST person. I know a LOT more about you than a lot of others...the best, honey...:)